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Date Title Officials Location
Jan. 11, 2016 Durbin Continues Tradition of Hosting Illinois Service Members for Tomorrow's State of the Union Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Letter to Erica Jeffries, Director of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs - Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans' Home Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Kirk, Hearing on S. 2291 VA Patient Protection Act of 2015 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 Durbin: Senate Approves Bill to Fund Department of Veterans Affairs & Military Construction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 Durbin: Senate Approves Bill to Fund Department of Veterans Affairs & Military Construction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2015 President Obama Calls on Congress to Take Action on Durbin Legislation to Protect Veterans from For-Profit Schools Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Durbin Announces More Than $443,000 in Federal Funding to Assist Homeless Veterans in Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, D.C
Nov. 9, 2015 World War II Heroes and Holocaust Survivors Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Veterans Day Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Japanese Pow Friendship Program Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Kirk Statement on the Dedication of the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Duckworth Diary: October 2, 2015 Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Bill That Funds Veterans' Care at Record Levels Filibustered by 44 Senators Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Statement on Five Year Anniversary of Lovell Federal Health Care Center Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2015 Preventing Veteran Suicide Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Look into Legionnaires Outbreak at Veterans Facility in Quincy Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, and Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Renewing Efforts to Ensure That Service Members Get Complete, Accurate, and Timely Information About Their Various Benefits Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Congresswoman Duckworth's ACES Act Passes Committee Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2015 Davis Hosts Veterans Resource Fair, Announces Bill to Improve VA Claims Process Rep. Rodney Davis Springfield, IL
Aug. 20, 2015 Congresswoman Adam Kinzinger Tours Danville VA Hospital Rep. Adam Kinzinger Danville, IL
Aug. 20, 2015 Congressman Kinzinger Promotes Veteran Owned Businesses in LaSalle Rep. Adam Kinzinger LaSalle, IL
Aug. 10, 2015 Shimkus Introduces Bill to Allow for Danville VA, DACC Land Swap Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2015 Manchin, Kirk, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2015 Kirk, Manchin, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 31, 2015 ICYMI: Davis' Hire More Heroes Act Signed Into Law Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Duckworth Statement on VA Accountability Act Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
July 30, 2015 Kirk Demands Answers from Inspector General on Veteran Abuse and Agency Corruption Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Durbin, Vitter Bill To Level Playing Field For Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Passes Committee Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 Rep. Bost Votes to Hold VA Accountable Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
July 29, 2015 House Passes Hire More Heroes Act as Part of Highway Extension Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 27, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Davis, Napolitano Bill to Authorize Army Corps of Engineers' Veterans Hiring Initiative Passes Committee Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Army Corps of Engineers' Veterans Hiring Initiative Passes Committee Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Investigattion of Allegations That a Number of Questionable Unaccredited Educational Institutions Have Received G.I. Bill Benefits Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Senators: 'Terrible Failure Of Our Promise To Veterans And Taxpayers' When GI Bill Benefits Wasted On Questionable Institutions Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - GI Bill Misuse Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Bustos Supports Bipartisan Effort to Assist Homeless Veterans Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Letter to President Barack Obama - Nominate a Permanent VA Inspector General to Oversee Scandal-Plagued Agency Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 10, 2015 On Fiftieth Anniversary Of The Vietnam War, Durbin Honors The Men And Women Who Served Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Bustos Continues Efforts To Put Veterans Back To Work Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 9, 2015 Quigley, Bustos Continue Efforts to Put Veterans Back to Work Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
July 8, 2015 Bustos Votes for Bipartisan Effort to Ensure Veterans Receive Official ID Card Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 1, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary for the Department of Defense - University of Phoenix Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Letter to Megan J. Brennan, United States Postmaster General - Support Veterans and "Stamp Out PTSD" Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
June 30, 2015 Quigley, Democratic Whip Hoyer Visit Rags of Honor Rep. Mike Quigley Chicago, IL
June 25, 2015 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
June 25, 2015 Politico Magazine - Congress at War: The Capitol Hill Ranks on Why They Enlisted and What It Means Now Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Durbin Leads Members Of Congress In Calling On VA To Investigate ITT Tech - The Third Largest Recipient Of GI Bill Benefits Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 24, 2015 Durbin Joins Carper & Blumenthal To Introduce Legislation To Protect Veterans And Military Students Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Bustos Announces $200,000 in Funding for Homeless Veterans Across Central Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Hultgren Cosponsors Bill to Ensure Vietnam Veterans Receive Health Benefits for Diseases Linked to Agent Orange Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
June 19, 2015 Rep. Lipinski Introduces Resolution Calling for the Proper Retirement of Worn American Flags Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
June 17, 2015 Sequestration Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 15, 2015 Il Delegation Targets Revolving Door In St. Louis VA Leadership Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 11, 2015 Durbin And Duckworth Introduce Bipartisan Servicemember Student Loan Affordability Act Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 Huddle: Stanley Cup Wager Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
June 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Pending Health Care Legislation Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 2, 2015 National Gun Violence Awareness Day Rep. Robin Kelly Washington, DC
May 26, 2015 Daily Southtown - Southland Remembers Nation's War Dead Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 23, 2015 Huddle: Trouble in the Skies Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
May 22, 2015 Bustos Seeking Wounded Warrior Fellow For Rock Island Office Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 22, 2015 The Fallen Served for Our Freedom Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
May 21, 2015 Bustos Introduces "Hero Street USA Commemorative Coin Act" To Honor Local Veterans & Families Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Dedication of the LGBT Monument in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
May 21, 2015 Kirk Veterans Bill with Whistleblower Protections and Record Funding for Veterans' Care Passes Appropriations Committee Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 LGBT Veterans Monument At Lincoln National Cemetery Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Shimkus Votes for Veterans Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 Kirk-Led Veterans Affairs Bill Funds Veterans' Care at Record Level Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 19, 2015 FY2016 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 18, 2015 Dold Announces Support for Bill to Provide Care to Veteran Survivors of Sexual Assault Rep. Robert Dold Lincolnshire, Il
May 15, 2015 House Approves $120 Million For Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center In North Chicago Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 11, 2015 Kane County Chronicle - Forum addresses VA Department reforms; Hultgren hosts event in Geneva Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
May 7, 2015 Rep. Paul Cook Introduces Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 7, 2015 Duckworth And Cook Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 House Moves Quickly on Annual Appropriations Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
May 1, 2015 Foster Votes Against Underfunding Veterans' Care Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Rep. Bost Votes to Increase Veterans' Funding, Improve Medical Care at VA Facilities Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Dold Statement On House Passage of Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Spending Bill Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
April 30, 2015 Honoring the 416th/412th Theater Engineer Commands and Engineer Commands Association Memorial Wall Dedication Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 Foster Commemorates Workers Memorial Day 2015 Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 29, 2015 Congresswoman Kelly Statement on Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month Rep. Robin Kelly Unknown
April 26, 2015 New Appointment on Commission Dedicated to Advancing Religious Freedom and Human Rights Rep. Randall Hultgren Unknown
April 24, 2015 Durbin, Foster, McMorris Rodgers Urge Congress To Act To Ensure All Veterans Get The Benefits They Deserve Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
April 24, 2015 Davis Statement on VA Expanding Choice Program Eligibility Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
April 23, 2015 Senators: Education Secretary Must Shine A Light On For-Profit College Loophole That Harms Veteran And Military Students And Taxpayers Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation To Meet Demand For High-Quality Prosthetic Care For Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 U.S. Rep. Cartwright, Senators Durbin and Murphy Introduce Legislation to Meet Demand for High-Quality Prosthetic Care for Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 Durbin, Murphy, Cartwright Introduce Legislation to Meet Demand for High-Quality Prosthetic Care for Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Durbin Announces More Than $674,000 In Federal Funding To Assist Homeless Veterans In Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 20, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran Affairs - Improve Veterans Claims Process Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
April 13, 2015 Durbin Honors World War II Veteran With Service Medals Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
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